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Des Moines Independent Community School District

GreatSchools Rating: 2 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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901 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Polk County
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PH: (515) 242-7911

  • Grades PK-12
  • 33,453 students
  • 64 schools

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 ITBS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 65% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 62% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

Math
 64% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 63% (2009)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 4

Reading
 70% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 66% (2007)
 66% (2006)
 67% (2005)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

Math
 69% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 68% (2008)
 71% (2007)
 72% (2006)
 73% (2005)
The state average for Math was 82% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 5

Reading
 68% (2011)
 68% (2010)
 65% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

Math
 70% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 69% (2009)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 6

Reading
 54% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 52% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

Math
 61% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 61% (2009)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 7

Reading
 61% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 58% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

Math
 66% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 67% (2009)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 8

Reading
 61% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 56% (2007)
 60% (2006)
 56% (2005)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

Math
 63% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 60% (2008)
 57% (2007)
 63% (2006)
 57% (2005)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math.
  • The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Iowa: An Overview

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 ITBS Results By Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students65%
Low socioeconomic status58%
Disability29%
English language learner48%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Low socioeconomic status56%
Disability34%
English language learner51%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students70%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Disability34%
English language learner53%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Disability41%
English language learner54%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students68%
Low socioeconomic status61%
Disability30%
English language learner48%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Low socioeconomic status64%
Disability35%
English language learner53%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students54%
Low socioeconomic status44%
Disability17%
English language learner21%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Low socioeconomic status52%
Disability22%
English language learner36%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students61%
Low socioeconomic status52%
Disability24%
English language learner17%

MathThis District
All Students66%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Disability31%
English language learner28%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students61%
Low socioeconomic status50%
Disability20%
English language learner24%

MathThis District
All Students63%
Low socioeconomic status54%
Disability25%
English language learner37%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math.
  • The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 ITED Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 11

Reading
 66% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 58% (2008)
 58% (2007)
 66% (2005)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

Math
 59% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 58% (2007)
 64% (2005)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2011.

Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math.
  • The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Iowa: An Overview

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 ITED Results By Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students66%
Low socioeconomic status54%
Disability30%
English language learner9%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Low socioeconomic status44%
Disability23%
English language learner15%
Source: IA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math.
  • The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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